Gambling The Best Songs About Addiction  

Reference
1.1k votes 213 voters 14.8k views 73 items

List Rules Songs with addicted in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about addiction as a subject.

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, Ranker may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

With so many vices in this world, it's not surprising that many artists have written songs about addiction. Whether it's a song about drug addiction, gambling, or even an obsession with a particular person, music is a great way for musicians to express the struggle they're going through. This is a ranked list of all songs about addiction, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "addiction" or "addicted" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about addicts as a subject or theme. Since the music lifestyle is sometimes conducive to using drugs, there are a ton of songs about dependency that you might not be aware of. For example, "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers is about doing heroin.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the dependency or addiction songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. This poll features “Uncle Jonny”, “Heroin Addict Sister” and more.
list ordered by

1
45 23
Ranker Video
Red Hot Chili Peppers

2
29 17
Ranker Video
The Velvet Underground

3
24 13
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Metallica

4
26 15
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Neil Young

5
7 4
Cocaine - Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Quentin Wolff added

6
15 15
Ranker Video
Amy Winehouse

7
3 2
Ranker Video
jtass added Nine Inch Nails

8
10 10
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

9
9 9
Heroin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Urban Voodoo Machine (feat. Wilko Johnson)

10
15 16
Ranker Video
Amy Winehouse

11
12 13
Ranker Video
A Perfect Circle

12
3 3
The No-No Song ~Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

13
9 11
Slow Death is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added The Flamin' Groovies

14
1 2
one toke over is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Eryk Gee added

15
5 7
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

16
4 6
Ranker Video
Golden Boy added The Kinks

17
8 11
Ranker Video

18
6 9
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

19
6 9
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added David Bowie

20
6 9
Ranker Video
Pearl Jam

21
6 9
Orgasm Addict is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Buzzcocks

22
1 3
Ranker Video
MarkVandersteen added Alter Bridge

23
1 3
one toke over by Brewer and S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

24
9 13
Ranker Video
Staind

25
8 12
Ranker Video
Silverstein